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Direct Conversion EHM Transceivers Design for Millimeter-Wave Wireless Applications

  • Abbas Mohammadi1Email author,
  • Farnaz Shayegh2,
  • Abdolali Abdipour1 and
  • Rashid Mirzavand1
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:032807

DOI: 10.1155/2007/32807

Received: 29 March 2006

Accepted: 15 November 2006

Published: 6 February 2007

Abstract

A direct conversion modulator-demodulator with even harmonic mixers for fixed wireless applications is presented. The circuits consist of even harmonic mixers (EHMs) realized with antiparallel diode pairs (APDPs). A communication link is set up to examine the overall performance of proposed modulator-demodulator. The transmission of 16-QAM signal with 110Mbps data rate over fixed wireless link has been examined. We also evaluate the different levels of I/Q imbalances and DC offsets and use signal space concepts to analyze the bit error rate (BER) of the proposed transceiver using -ary QAM schemes. The results show that this structure can be efficiently used for fixed wireless applications in Ka band.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Microwave and Wireless Communication Research Labratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic)
(2)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Concordia University

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© Abbas Mohammadi et al. 2007

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